Opening: David Meskhi - Carpet Sunrise @ Galerie Für Moderne Fotografie, Berlin [14. Februar]

Opening: David Meskhi - Carpet Sunrise


33
14.
Februar
19:00 - 21:00

 Facebook-Veranstaltungen
Galerie Für Moderne Fotografie
Schröderstrasse 13/II, 10115 Berlin, Germany
“The dusty cosmos on a gymnastic carpet, made all blurry by magnesium powder “

David Meskhi’s childhood memories were shaped by sports—the gyms, athletic competitions, and training camps his father repeatedly took him to as a child and teenager. His father was (and still is) a coach as was his father, too. Everything revolved around sports—youth, training, the body, the competition mixed with health propaganda posters made by masters of soviet fine art—Meskhi’s photo albums and memories are full of such images and also form the basis of his artistic vocabulary. His final project at the arts academy in Tbilisi thus dealt with documentary photographs of gymnastic sport school as well as the later 2015 documentary film he co-directed, When The Earth Seems to be Light, focusing on the founding of the skater scene in Georgia, which began under very different conditions than the California movement in the 1970s.
Like creatures from another world, the half-naked, well-trained bodies of young gymnasts in Meskhi’s photographs in the exhibition Carpet Sunrise seem to plummet from the sky. Hanging upside-down and flying weightlessly through the air, they seemingly resist the laws of gravitation with ease, bleached out by gleaming sunlight that projects the brightly glowing form of windows onto the walls and the huge carpet floor of the hall. The effortless movements of their bodies, the act of letting go, takes on more complex meanings given the geographic and social background of the photographs. Memories of the golden era of Eastern European gymnast triumphs are seemingly brought to life. Nevertheless, Meskhi’s photographs do not explicitly point to a specific time or societal order; a historical classification is not really possible or even intended. The bodies are liberated from time and space.
Meskhi’s characteristic images in the exhibition are paired not only with photographs from his time in the military but also with long-distance and close-up photographs of sun- and moonscapes, whose qualities and traits captivate the artist to a similar degree as human body movement. His interest in celestial bodies is based on his childhood memories of outdoor nights at camp spent observing the moon, but also on the aesthetic aspect. they basically continuing subject of the body and giving human andcelestialdifferentmeaningsandqualities. Itispracticallyirrelevantwhetherthebodiesareshot in color or black and white—what’s important is how they are modeled, their texture, the form and ultimately the conditio (humana).
David Meskhi was born in 1979 in Tbilisi, Georgia, and lives and works in Berlin. He graduated with a degree in photography in 2005 from Shota Rustaveli Theater and Film University in Tbilisi. Meskhi has worked as a photographer for numerous magazines, as a film director, and with artists like Thea Djordjaze. His works have been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the Museum of Applied Arts in Frankfurt, the Braunsfelder Family Collection, and the Calvert 22 Foundation in London. This is David Meskhi’s second solo exhibition at the Galerie für Moderne Fotografie.
Text: Carolin Leistenschneider

— German version upon request — For further information please contact Kirsten Landwehr:
[email protected]
Diskussion
image
Nur registrierte Benutzer können Kommentare hinterlassen.
Registrieren Sie sich schnell oder autorisieren Sie sich.
6
Für den Organisator des Veranstaltungen

Die Informationen über das Veranstaltung wurden bei Facebook gefunden und ohne Änderungen über sein API veröffentlicht.

Wenn Sie der Organisator dieser Veranstaltung sind, haben Sie folgende Möglichkeiten

Gerade jetzt können Sie Informationen synchronisieren auf der Website mit Informationen auf der Seite auf Facebook (facebook.com/events/527737297737050/).

Möchten Sie nicht, dass die Veranstaltung auf unserer Website veröffentlicht wird? Schreiben Sie uns darüber und wir werden es so schnell wie möglich löschen.

Falls Sie noch Fragen oder Vorschläge haben?
Benutzen Sie unser Feedbackformular.

Das am meisten erwartete Veranstaltungen in Berlin :

Indian Food Festival 2019
Indian Food Festival 2019
Friedrichshain
Paul Kalkbrenner | Berlin, Max Schmeling Halle - Ausverkauft
Paul Kalkbrenner | Berlin, Max Schmeling Halle - Ausverkauft
Max-Schmeling-Halle Berlin
Florence + The Machine Berlin
Florence + The Machine Berlin
Berlin, Germany
Beirut | Berlin I - SOLD OUT
Beirut | Berlin I - SOLD OUT
Funkhaus Berlin
Florence + The Machine // Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin
Florence + The Machine // Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin
Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin
Mumford & Sons | Berlin
Mumford & Sons | Berlin
Berlin, Germany
Anderson .Paak And The Free Nationals | Berlin
Anderson .Paak And The Free Nationals | Berlin
Columbiahalle
Samy Deluxe: MTV Unplugged | Columbiahalle, Berlin
Samy Deluxe: MTV Unplugged | Columbiahalle, Berlin
Columbiahalle
Ludovico Einaudi | Berlin
Ludovico Einaudi | Berlin
Berlin, Germany
Morcheeba | Berlin
Morcheeba | Berlin
Huxleys Neue Welt
Die populärsten Veranstaltungen in Deinem News Feed!